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Water New Zealand would like to thank you for your support throughout 2018. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2019.

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Latest Updates

Water New Zealand to take a leadership role in education and training

Water New Zealand has been aware for some time that issues in education and training have been a concern for members. In 2019 and beyond we intend to take a leadership role to resolve a number of those issues.

Steps have been taken to set up an education and training advisory group which will assist Water New Zealand staff with a number of initiatives. These include:

  • preparation of an education and training strategic plan
  • preparation of a water industry competency framework
  • in partnership with the Water Industry Operators Group (WIOG), putting together a continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and operator registration scheme
  • determining how best to make sure that new water and wastewater diploma courses are available to industry participants.

We have some bold plans and intend to work with industry representatives and WIOG to ensure education, training, CPD and registration schemes are set up next year.

We recognise the importance of this work and look forward to making further announcements early in 2019. 

The Water New Zealand Stormwater Group 2019 Awards are now open for nominations and will be presented at the Stormwater Conference in May. Click here for further information.”

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Water New Zealand Media Release 

Stay Safe - Check The Water At Your Holiday Spot

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Industry News

Minister of Health Makes Urgent and Minor Changes to the Drinking-Water Standards

The Minister of Health has now issued the Drinking-Water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2018) to supersede the Drinking-Water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2008).

Find out more here.

Positive response to Tauranga wipes campaign

Tauranga City Council says the response to the “Save our Pipes from Wipes” campaign following its launch on 15 October has been extremely encouraging..

To date, more than 113,000 Facebook users have been reached while the video has been viewed more than 143,000 times.

Operational & Business Services Team Leader, Cathy Davidson says social media comments clearly support the messages. 

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NIWAs HIRDS Version 4

Version 4 of NIWAs High Intensity Rainfall Design System document has been released.

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Publication of OAG Report Managing Stormwater Systems to Reduce the Risk of Flooding

OAG published their report Managing stormwater systems to reduce the risk of flooding.

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Upcoming Events

Auckland Regional Meeting - Bloom, The DC Water Biosolids Story

25 February, Auckland

On Monday 25 February 2019, Watercare Services Ltd, together with Water New Zealand, WasteMINZ and the Australia NZ Biosolids Partnership, will host Chris Peot from Washington DC Water. Chris will share the DC Water journey - creating a certified AA Grade Biosolids product which is now being bagged and sold as a soil amendment to residents and farmers.

Details to follow.

2019 Biosolids National Conference - Committee Expression of Interest

21-22 February, Brisbane, Australia 

We are excited to announce that Water New Zealand will be presenting a paper on New Zealand’s new Technical Guidelines at the Australian Water Association and the Australian & New Zealand Biosolids Partnerships Biosolids National Conference which will be held in Brisbane in February 2019 and will consider the concept of Biosolids in the Circular Economy .

Click here to view the preliminary program.

Visit the Biosolids National Conference website for all conference details, www.awa.asn.au/biosolids19

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Operation and Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures Conference

4 - 7 August 2019, Minneapolis

Call for submissions deadline 16 January 2019. View the conference website for more information.

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Asset Management Summit 

19 - 22 March, Wellington

This four day summit focusing on Asset Management provides a technical platform to share best practice strategies and drive organisational value through collaboration. It is aimed at connecting like-minded professionals and creating a learning experience highlighting the importance of asset management as a core business tool. Learn tangible strategies for success through a selection of case studies, expert commentaries, panel sessions and joint presentations.

  • Maximise asset management efficiency
  • Share expert knowledge and innovation
  • Boost technical capabilities
  • Enhance strategies and planning

Liquid Learning is excited to partner with Water New Zealand for this event and is offering all subscribers a 10% discount when booking. Use priority code Q1

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Job Vacancies

Operations Contract Manager 

As the Operations Contract Manager you will be responsible for the overall management of the wastewater treatment plants and associated networks within your designated area of responsibility.

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Asset Management Engineer 

You will be part of an experienced team responsible for the Council's core functions of river management and land drainage works.

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Regional Manager - Central Region 

Veolia is seeking an experienced Regional Manager reporting to the National Operations Manager.

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Process Operator 

We have an opportunity for a Process Operator based at our Rosedale Wastewater Treatment Plant on Auckland's North Shore.

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Operations Engineer 

In this role, you will support all key activities and processes associated with the effective operation and maintenance of our northern wastewater treatments plants.

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Senior Project Engineer - Utilities

To assist in the delivery of some of our key water services we are looking for an experienced Senior Project Engineer - Utilities to join our Water Services team based in Te Awamutu.

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Technical Manager 

We are seeking an experienced and passionate Technical Manager with overall management and delivery responsibility for our New Zealand Projects, Technical, Assets Group (NZ PTAG).

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